DTE Coal Services Awarded Petcoke Terminal Services Contract


ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 28, 2009 /PRNewswire/ – DTE Coal Services, a subsidiary of DTE Energy, has been awarded a multi-year petcoke terminal services contract with BP Products North America’s Whiting, Ind., refinery.

The agreement calls for DTE Coal Services to unload, store and load all of BP’s petcoke from trucks and rail cars into vessels and barges for delivery to BP’s customers.

“The new bottom dump system that we’ll be building will enable us to meet BP’s unloading requirements, as well as expand our capacity, provide flexibility and improve reliability at our Chicago Fuels Terminal,” said Matt Paul, DTE Coal Services president. “We’re excited about this new opportunity and expanding our business with BP.”

BP’s refinery, in production for more than 100 years and the largest inland refinery in the country, is being modernized so it can process Canadian crude oil. The project is expected to be operational in 2012 and will expand petcoke production capacity from approximately 600,000 tons to about 2.2 million tons per year.

DTE Coal Services will install a bottom dump system, a series of conveyors and a radial stacker that that distribute the petcoke into storage piles. In addition, the project includes two new variable speed reclaim feeders that will enhance the terminal’s blending capability.

The Chicago Fuel Terminal receives coal from all of the major coal basins via rail, truck and barge and can reach markets throughout the Great Lakes, river systems and rail/truck direct locations.

DTE Coal Services is a one-stop solutions provider for industrials, municipalities and utilities across the United States. The company offers a variety of solid fuel, transportation and equipment management services tailored to the requirements of each customer. DTE Coal Services, along with other DTE Energy affiliates, handles more than 50 million tons of coal annually. For more information, visit www.dtecs.com.

Source: DTE Coal Services

CONTACT: Scott Simons, +1-313-235-8808,
or Lorie N. Kessler, +1-313-235-8807, both for DTE Coal Services
Web Site: http://www.dtecs.com

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